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Author Topic: My Friend Felix resistant to treatment...  (Read 1494 times)

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Offline blondbeauty

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My Friend Felix resistant to treatment...
« on: December 03, 2007, 09:08:57 AM »
Remember my friend Felix? He started the same meds as me but after one month on treatment his viral load was still over 100.000 copies. They did a resistance test. Today he received a call from his hospital. They want to see him urgently tomorrow morning at 9.30. He is resistant to teh meds he is taking. He is very upset... :-\
« Last Edit: December 03, 2007, 09:10:28 AM by blondbeauty »
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Epstein Barr +; CMV +; Toxoplasmosis +; HIV-1 +.
Counts when starting treatment:
V.L.:80.200 copies. CD4: 25%=503
Started Sustiva-Truvada 14/August/2006
Last V.L.count (Oct 2013): Undetectable
Last CD4 count (OCT 2013): 52%= 933

Offline Dragonette

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Re: My Friend Felix resistant to treatment...
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2007, 10:27:55 AM »
I am not much of an expert, but it sounds like he did not develop resistance but rather was infected from the start with a resistant strain. I don't know if Spain does a routine resistance test on the original sample before starting treatment. Israel [where I was diagnosed] didn't, but now they have started to, so I was able to get my frozen blood sample from 2 years ago tested. I was not infected with a resistent strain, but have just developed resistance after 1.5 years. It's a horrible feeling. Esp b/c no one mentions it in advance, they just tell you if you adhere to the meds all will be fine especially in the first years. If it were not for the forums, I would not even be informed of the possibility of this happening despite adherence and could not push my Dutch doctors to change my treatment asap. They were quite careless about it - it's good that Spanish doctors react so quickly. I hope very much that your friend is resistant to 1 of the 3 meds only - then it will not be a big problem I think, just switching one drug. 
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: My Friend Felix resistant to treatment...
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2007, 10:46:11 AM »
I'm sorry to hear that, but for a subset of us resistance to treatment is a big reality.  Fortunately there have been newer, better meds that have come out recently that address this so get your friend to familiarize himself with them.  They've done wonders for me, so he should not lose hope.  Plus the new meds are virtually side-effect free, so that's one upside.
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Offline RobT

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Re: My Friend Felix resistant to treatment...
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2007, 11:14:04 AM »
I am sorry to hear about that. Hopefully he will find some meicine that he has not developed resistance to.

Rob


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Offline aztecan

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Re: My Friend Felix resistant to treatment...
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2007, 11:24:08 AM »
Hey Juan,

Tell Felix I am sorry about his resistance issues, but tell him not to become too downhearted.

As Philly said, there are many options yet left open to him.

Give him a big hug for me.

HUGS,

Mark
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~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline blondbeauty

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Re: My Friend Felix resistant to treatment...
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2007, 11:54:33 AM »
We will see tomorrow...The thing that worries me is that he has been on a failing treatment for almost four months. So maybe if he was just resistant to one of the meds, he might now be resistant to the 3 of them. Fortunately he has not been on PI`s and, as you say, there are new meds free of side effects.
In Spain it depends on your Dr. to have a resistance test done prior to treatment. Mine did not want to do it even when I asked him to. He just said: "trust me, you are going to do well". I took his words as a matter of faith and, fortunately, treatment worked. Another Dr. at the same hospital does it to all its patients.
So it depends... >:(
The only member in these forums approved by WINBA: World International Nail and Beauty Association.
Epstein Barr +; CMV +; Toxoplasmosis +; HIV-1 +.
Counts when starting treatment:
V.L.:80.200 copies. CD4: 25%=503
Started Sustiva-Truvada 14/August/2006
Last V.L.count (Oct 2013): Undetectable
Last CD4 count (OCT 2013): 52%= 933

Offline jack

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Re: My Friend Felix resistant to treatment...
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2007, 12:08:25 PM »
Been on meds since late 80s. This year is the first time I have not been resistance a drug regimen. Many options as Philly has stated.

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: My Friend Felix resistant to treatment...
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2007, 12:37:20 PM »
We will see tomorrow...The thing that worries me is that he has been on a failing treatment for almost four months. So maybe if he was just resistant to one of the meds, he might now be resistant to the 3 of them.

I'm not sure that scenario is generally the case.  As an example I'm resistant to all of the PI's (with the exception of the "new class" PI like Prezista) but I'm fairly fine with NRTIs and NNRTIs.

The only thing I'll add right now is make sure that the doctor he is seeing has a practice where he's dealing with patients with resistance issues, and I don't just mean a handful of them either.

We have people here who failed MULTIPLE regimens, not just one, and they have really good lab numbers.  In fact, according to your sig line blondbeauty my lab numbers are better than yours by almost double.  One can have resistance issues and still do quite well.
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